Railway Recruitment Board (RRB)
Railway Recruitment Board (RRB), Madras (now Chennai) functions under the Ministry of Railways, Government of India. It is primarily responsible for recruiting the working and supervisory staff (Group ‘C’) required for Chennai, Salem and Tiruchirappalli Divisions and Head Quarters office of Southern Railway (SR) and Integral Coach Factory (ICF), Chennai.
RRB calls for eligible applicants through “Employment News” (A publication of the Government of India). The employment notification is also published on the Internet website.
The applications are scrutinized for eligibility. The eligible candidates are called for a written examination with call letters being sent a month in advance of the date of the examination.
In most of the categories of jobs, there is no interview after the written examination. In some categories, the written examination will be conducted at the second stage of the selection procedure. In categories related to operational safety, there will be a psychological test.
The application-details furnished by successful candidates are verified and they are called for counseling and scrutiny of original documents.
A panel of names is then recommended to Southern Railway / Integral Coach Factory to the extent of vacancies. The candidates will be required to pass a medical examination before appointment.
The results of selection will be made available
- On the Notice Board of RRB
- Through the Internet website And/or
- In “The Employment News”
- To the successful candidates through post
The selection process is based on merit and is subject to the rules and regulations issued by the Ministry of Railways (Railway Board), Government of India which includes reservation of jobs for certain castes/communities such as Scheduled Castes (SC), Scheduled Tribes (ST), Other Backward Classes (OBC), etc.
Ex-servicemen are also entitled to the reservation as per the rules. The entire computerized recruitment system functions impersonally without fear or favor. There is no scope for corruption, influence or discretion in this process. Candidates indulging in malpractices and unfair means are dealt with strictly.
The overall policy guidelines for all Railway Recruitment Boards in India are laid down by Railway Recruitment Control Board, New Delhi.